Duggar is no stranger to political advocacy. Previous to this job, he worked as a political consultant since 2006. He also campaigned with his parents for Sen. Rick Santorum in the 2012 Presidential Primary.
“I will be engaging the grassroots and taking the message of faith, family and freedom all across America,” he says of the new gig.
The problem LGBT fans have is not with Duggar, but with the organization which he is now working for. FRC President Tim Perkins has made his stance on the LGBT community very clear over the years. The organization says it’s dedicated to promoting “traditional American values … of the Founding Fathers concerning the nature of ordered liberty,” and has gone as far as to compare homosexuality to criminal activities.
“If Josh Duggar wants to make a living dehumanizing and denigrating LGBT people and their families, that’s his business, but FRC’s lies and stereotypes need to be treated as such,” GLAAD’s Wilson Cruz says in a statement. “Josh’s new boss Tony Perkins has actually accused LGBT equality advocates of being pawns of the devil. Fans of his family’s reality show ought to know that.”
Duggar and his wife Anna welcomed their third child earlier in June. Like his parents, Duggar is a conservative and a pro-life advocate.